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Welcome to Bridgeport ...

The city of Bridgeport is located in Jackson County<1>.


The location of Bridgeport has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


Bridgeport was established in 1852.

When the people of Bridgeport refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Bridgeporter<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bridgeport has a population of 2,285 people<4> (see below for details).

The community of Bridgeport is 680 feet [207 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Bridgeport lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Bridgeport (for example, toward Cole City (GA)), you will soon leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Telephone area codes for Bridgeport: (256) & (938)<6>

The ZIP code for Bridgeport: 35740<7>

The city of Bridgeport was previously named Jonesville.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bridgeport had an population of 2,285 people. This is a decrease of 5.5% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 16.24% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bridgeport had a population of 2,418 people. This makes Bridgeport the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Bridgeport represents 0.05% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 156th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,418 people, the population of Bridgeport decreased 11.36% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,728 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bridgeport.

Communities Also Named Bridgeport ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 65 communities that are also named Bridgeport - they are located in Arizona (2), Arkansas, British Columbia, California (3), Colorado (2), Connecticut, Florida (2), Georgia, Illinois (4), Indiana (2), Iowa (3), Kansas (2), Kentucky, Maryland (2), Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nebraska, New Jersey, New York (2), Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Ontario (2), Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (8), Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bridgeport.

Communities near Bridgeport ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bridgeport.

  • Thompsonville
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thompsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thompsonville
    • Thompsonville is located in Walker County (GA)
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,528 people
  • Jasper
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jasper have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jasper
    • Jasper is located in Marion County (TN)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,412 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jasper <8>
  • South Pittsburg
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
  • Trenton
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trenton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trenton
    • Trenton is located in Dade County (GA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,153 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trenton <8>
  • Stevenson
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stevenson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stevenson
    • Stevenson is located in Jackson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,896 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stevenson <8>
  • Morganville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morganville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morganville
    • Morganville is located in Dade County (GA)
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,835 people
  • Kimball
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimball have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimball
    • Kimball is located in Marion County (TN)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,453 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kimball <8>
  • Durham
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Durham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durham
    • Durham is located in Walker County (GA)
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,257 people
  • New Hope
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Hope
    • New Hope is located in Marion County (TN)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,047 people
  • Saint Marys
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Marys have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Marys
    • Saint Marys is located in Franklin County (TN)
    • Estimated population in 2014: 785 people

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bridgeport. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bridgeport.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bridgeport. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bridgeport.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bridgeport. See our Newspapers Page for Bridgeport.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bridgeport ...

Looking for more information about Bridgeport? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bridgeport, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bridgeport.

Adding Bridgeport to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bridgeport in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Bridgeport was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<9>

From that list, the Bridgeport post office opened in 1854.

We also found Bridgeport in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Bridgeport.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bridgeport. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Jackson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Bridgeport refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Bridgeport may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bridgeport.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bridgeport - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).
<7>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Bridgeport). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bridgeport or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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